Library of Congress

National Book Festival

At the 2018 National Book Festival


  • Fiction
    Saturday, September 1
    noon - 12:50 pm

Book Signing

  • Saturday, September 1
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Tayari Jones had a spectacular debut with her first novel, “Leaving Atlanta,” which won the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. She wrote the novel while she was a graduate student. Her second novel, “The Untelling,” is also set in Atlanta and received the Lillian Smith Book Award. Her new novel, “An American Marriage” (Algonquin), was a pick of Oprah’s Book Club. Jones is an MFA faculty member at Rutgers University and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellow.

Previous National Book Festival Appearances

Tayari Jones

Photo by Nina Subin